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Best of Peru 2019

Cities: Lima (2), Sacred Valley (2), Machu Picchu (1), Cusco (2)
8
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$2,199 per person
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate
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Introduction

Most tourists travel to Peru to see Machu Picchu, but the country has a lot more to offer. World Spree Travel wants to ensure you have all the resources in planning your dream vacation. Please read the following information regarding the level of activity you can expect, your physical requirements, trip destination information, tour pacing and meal arrangements specific to this Peru tour.

Physical Requirements

This tour is designed to be carefully paced but does include a reasonable amount of walking or hiking. It is suitable for an average level of physical fitness, but is not appropriate for travelers using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. The tour itinerary does involve sightseeing on foot, walking on uneven surfaces, and climbing of stairs without handrail or assistance. This is an active tour. You should be able to EASILY negotiate climbing many stairs and walking for 30 minutes in 90-degree heat. To fully participate in this tour, you must be able to complete some long days of touring with minimal breaks.

High Altitude

Some destinations in Peru such as Cuzco City, Lake Titicaca and the Colca Canyon are above an altitude of 10,000 feet. Travelers should discuss with their doctor if this destination is advisable and medication options to alleviate altitude sickness, especially if they are prone to altitude sickness or have not previously been to high altitudes. At this altitude, almost everyone feels some of the symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). These symptoms include headache, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, trouble with sleep and lack of energy.

Climate & Terrain

The best season for travel in Peru is generally regarded as May through October, when the climate is at its driest. From June to September (the southern hemisphere's winter), you can expect clear, sunny days - although evenings can get cold, especially in the mountains. This is also the best time to visit the Amazon as paths will be more negotiable and there will be less mosquitoes. However, Peru really can be an all year destination and traveling during other months means that sites are less busy. Although you are likely to get some rain, mornings are usually clear.

Group Size & Tour Guides

To enhance your travel experience and to grant you better access to more exclusive sights, we limit the group size to a maximum of 20 passengers. Please note that the maximum number does not necessarily reflect the average group size, which is frequently smaller.

The quietvox headphone is provided to this specific tour program when the group size is 10 or more. This means that each tour participant will receive a lightweight, portable receiver that can be worn around the neck or slipped into a pocket to aid in hearing the tour guides. The quietvox headphone is designed for comfort and quality; allowing you and your fellow travelers the ability to easily hear your tour guide's instructions and stories.

Document Delivery

Your final travel documents will be sent to you via email about two weeks prior to departure. This email will include a copy of your electronic air ticket receipt (e-ticket), the final tour itinerary, hotel and emergency contacts, and other important information for your trip.

FAQ

Q: Are credit cards commonly accepted in Peru?
Major credit cards like Visa and Mastercard are commonly accepted in restaurants, hotels and regular shops; however, for small purchases and at handicraft markets, this may not be an option.
Q: Do I need a vaccination to go to Peru?
Please contact the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by visiting www.cdc.gov/travel or by calling toll-free 1-800-232-4636.
Q: Do I need to bring adaptors to access electricity in Peru?
In Peru, the electricity is 220V instead of 110V; thus, you will need a converter for your appliances. However, most portable electronics like tablets, laptops and smartphones run on 110 or 220V, so you may not need a converter. You will need an adaptor to plug your devices though since the outlets are a bit different in Peru.
Q: Is it ok to drink water from the tap in Peru?
It is ok to brush your teeth with it, but you may prefer to stick to purified water for drinking. You are provided with bottled water in your hotel room.
Q: Is US dollars accepted in Peru?
The Peruvian currency is the Sol (Sun), but US dollars are commonly accepted at shops, restaurants and hotels. It is a good idea to keep some local money for small payments. It is very easy to exchange US dollars into Peruvian money at hotels.
Q: What is your policy on tipping on your Peru tours?
Tipping is voluntary and only expected by tour guides, drivers, hotel staff and waiters. We recommend allowing about USD$10-$15 per traveller per day to cover all gratuities.
Q: What kind of clothing and footwear should I bring?
You should dress in layers since the temperature will change from warm (80°F) during the day time, to cold (30°F) at night time. You should also bring comfortable and protective footwear like running shoes or hiking shoes (no need for boots). You will sometimes be walking on uneven terrain during the tour.
Q: Will I have Internet access in Peru?
Yes, complimentary wi-fi in the rooms and public areas like the lobby and restaurants are available at most of the hotels included in our itineraries with few exceptions.

Passport & Visa Requirements

Valid passport is required for all World Spree travelers (U.S. and Canadian Citizens) traveling abroad. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your trip return date. Your passport should have sufficient blank pages for visa stamp(s), per country you are visiting, amendment and endorsement pages cannot be used for visa stamping.

The following visa requirements are specific to U.S. and Canadian citizens. Citizens of other countries must check with the respective embassies and visa agencies to determine what travel visa and personal identifications are required. Travelers who enter, leave and re-enter the same country on their itinerary must check if they require a double-entry or multiple-entry visa.

It is the responsibility of every traveler to obtain and pay for all entry documents (visas, etc.) as required by the laws for each country on your itinerary.


Visa Information - Peru

Passport Holders from the United States and Canada do not require a visa to Peru, please visit the Embassy link for full visa exemption requirements.

If you hold a passport from another country please contact the Embassy directly or our preferred travel documentation provider, CIBT.

It is the responsibility of every traveler to obtain and pay for all entry documents (visas, etc.) as required by the laws, regulations, or orders of the countries you will visit.

Embassy links

Please visit the following link for the latest information on obtaining your visa through your local Embassy or Consulate:

https://www.embassyofperu.org/

For your convenience, we suggest that you use our preferred travel documentation provider, CIBT. It is much easier and faster to arrange your visa through a service, and you will enjoy professional and expert handling of your visa application. If there's a problem, a specialist with contacts at the consulate will ensure you get your visa in a timely manner.

For U.S. passport holders: make sure to use the CIBT or quote Account #103349 to receive your heavily discounted service fee.